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Record numbers of Iowans are seeking help with food, at a time when prices have never been higher. Our greatest and constant need is MEAT. Lean protein for family tables. You can help us ‘Meat’ the Need now. Your donation will help Food Bank of Iowa purchase fresh and frozen meat for our neighbors who need it most. Please give as generously as you are able to help children, families, seniors and veterans get the nutrition they need to thrive.


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Food Bank of Iowa fights hunger so no Iowan has to struggle to find food. We’re here to help when you need us. And we appreciate your help, whether it’s through donations of time, money or food.

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Your $10 donation can feed a fellow Iowan in need for more than a week.


Latest News

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September 9, 2022

Food insecurity continues to rise; records broken again

DES MOINES, Iowa — For the third month in a row, Food Bank of Iowa and its 700 partners have…

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A woman and her mother pose in front of much-needed groceries they received from a Food Bank of Iowa partner pantry.
September 1, 2022

Thank you for strengthening Stacy’s family

Stacy and her mother, Lana, are grateful for assistance from a Food Bank of Iowa partner pantry. Stacy is a…

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Winner of Food Bank of Iowa's 2022 Chopped casserole contest at Iowa State Fair with judges
September 1, 2022

Holly Houg wins state fair casserole contest

“Chopped — Hot Dish Edition” first-place winner Holly Houg of Urbandale (center, wearing teal t-shirt) poses with the judges. Pictured…

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Our Impact

There isn’t a one-time solution for ending hunger. It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure no one goes hungry in Iowa. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute 1.5 million pounds of food each month.


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Hunger Can Happen to Anyone

Hunger can happen to anyone, including you. And it hits closer to home than you might imagine. It impacts Iowans of all ages across the state. Including hardworking people with jobs who can’t afford food at the end of the month. Or those who are dealing with job loss, medical expenses or living on a fixed income. Learn more about the Iowans we help.

Who We Help
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Partner with us

Feeding Iowans in need is a monumental task. Through partnerships with 700 agencies in 55 counties, we ensure our neighbors have access to enough nutritious food. Learn more about becoming a partner agency or program partner.

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Share Your Story

In Iowa, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 8 children face hunger. Like Ka’Meka, a working mom of three who lost her job during the pandemic. Or Willa, a disabled veteran who takes care of her grandchildren. With assistance from our network of partner agencies, we’re ensuring our neighbors won’t go hungry. Read more about Iowans we’ve helped and share your own story with us.

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